Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Now ordinary people, too, bear the responsibility of deciding whether to publish horrifying images.

  • Aug 26, 2014

The focus of Obama’s remaining tenure must be on eradicating the Islamic State.

  • Aug 22, 2014

The stories of Bob McDonnell and Rick Perry offer lessons in when to police political behavior.

  • Aug 19, 2014

What’s the relevance of Watergate to the modern era?

  • Aug 1, 2014

Ted Cruz’s pointing fingers at Democrats is pure chutzpah.

  • Jul 29, 2014

Why this case is different.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Anonymous sources have a place in reporting — and the White House knows it.

  • Jul 22, 2014

If the president has abused his authority, impeachment is the right course of action. But that’s a big if.

  • Jul 15, 2014

Getting shot by an Israeli soldier changed one teen’s life.

  • Jul 11, 2014

Lawyers must defend people accused of even the most heinous offenses.

  • Jul 8, 2014
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Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.
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